|Limited Theatrical Release and on VOD|
The story is not simply just about the character of Spock, but serves as an almost biographic examination of Leonard Nimoy and his career and family life. Since it was directed by his son Adam Nimoy, a decent amount of attention is focused on their personal relationship from his childhood and continuing up until Leonard Nimoy’s death in 2015. It doesn’t try to gloss over difficult subject matters, exploring issues such as Nimoy’s dedication to the Spock character and how it affected his home life, the impact that the extreme popularity of his character had on his family, alcoholism and addiction issues involving Leonard and Adam, and their off and on strained relationship throughout the years. It also gives insight into the other passions and activities that Leonard pursued during his life.
This contains a surprisingly huge variety of footage that I was not expecting to see, including high definition clips from the original Star Trek television series, the original films, and from Star Trek (2009). It also includes other television show footage in which Nimoy made appearances, The Big Bang Theory clips involving Leonard Nimoy voicing a Spock doll and Adam Nimoy filming this documentary, older interviews, rare television and theater photos, family photos and home videos. The total compilation of all of this is nothing short of impressive.
|Live long and prosper|
This is an absolutely superb documentary that any Star Trek fan will want to see and it is also highly recommended for fans of cinema in general.